Our Policies

Refund or Cancel Policy
  • A person ceases to be a member of the College if the person -
    a. fails to pay the annual subscription fee within 3 months of the fee becoming due;
    b. resigns his or her membership by notice to the College ;
    c. is expelled from the College by a resolution passed at a meeting of the 
members;
    d. ceases to be a registered medical practitioner; or
e. fails to satisfy the continuing medical education requirements specified by 
the College .
  • Any member who ceases to be a member shall forfeit the rights and privileges which as a member he or she does or may enjoy. The member shall have no right or claim upon the College or its property or funds and shall surrender to the College all certificates and titles issued by the College but shall remain liable for and shall pay to the College all money which at the time of his or her ceasing to be a member is due by him or her to the College .
  • If a member of the College ceases to be a member, the Secretary must make an appropriate entry in the register of members recording the date on which the member ceased to be a member.
  • Resignation of Membership
    A member of the College who has paid all amounts payable by the member to the College in respect of his or her membership may resign from membership of the College by first giving to the Secretary written notice of at least one month (or such other period as the Committee may determine) of the member’s intention to resign and, on the expiration of the period of notice, the member ceases to be a member.
  • Expulsion& Termination of Membership
    
If the amount of any levy or any other amount payable by a member to the College or any part thereof remains unpaid for more than three months after it has become due and the Secretary has thereafter sent to the member by post a letter requiring payment within one month of the date of the letter and stating that if such payment is not made the Committee shall be entitled to terminate his membership, and if payment is not made within the month the Committee may resolve to terminate the membership of the member.
  • Membership Entitlements Not Transferable
    Any right, privilege or obligation which a person has by reason of being a member of the College is not capable of being transferred or transmitted to another person and terminates on cessation of the person’s membership.
Privacy Statement

The Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine (ACAM) recognises the importance of privacy protection and takes all practicable measures to ensure the privacy of any personal information provided to it for the conduct of Institute activities.

Information provided to ACAM by members and other individuals is used exclusively for the conduct of ACAM activities and is not intentionally released to third parties, excluding entities with a specific, legal right to access that information, at any time or under any circumstances.

ACAM will not sell, trade or transfer your information to outside parties.

Why does ACAM need your personal information?
ACAM holds personal information for the purposes of:

assessing an applicant’s eligibility for membership;
to ensure that the requirements of membership are maintained by members;
maintaining contact with individual members on matters relevant to their membership; and,
providing information to members regarding Institute business and other activities.
What information is collected?
The personal information ACAM collects from you generally includes your name, address, telephone number(s), email address(es), academic qualifications, employment details and information required to process your membership, and for order processing and to facilitate payment.

All payments made using on-line facilities provided by ACAM are processed using a secure, external website. ACAM does not handle, collect, or store any of the financial or credit card details of persons making payments through the website and hence takes no responsibility for the security of that information.

How does ACAM collect your personal information?
ACAM collects your personal information through a range of sources including the membership application you fill in to join ACAM, any subsequent information you provide to keep your information current after joining ACAM, as well as information you provide at any ACAM related events, locations and functions.

How does ACAM use your personal information?
ACAM may use your personal information for a range of purposes including:

To provide you with information you request about the events, products or services we offer members.
To facilitate on-line payment of membership dues, event registrations, publications and other products or services.
If necessary, to verify your identity and membership status.
To contact you with ACAM information about new products or services, events, functions and special offers.
We will also send you electronic messages to inform you about upcoming events, products, and services. All electronic messages will identify ACAM. You may unsubscribe from email communication for these purposes at any time using a link in each electronic message or a form available via the ACAM website.

Will ACAM give your personal information to anyone else?
ACAM will not sell, trade or transfer your information to outside parties.

We take reasonable steps to ensure your personal information is protected from risks such as loss, unauthorised access or use, destruction, modification or disclosure. ACAM only permits its authorised personnel (members of the Institute Council and its subcommittees) and authorised contractors to access your personal information.

Sometimes we may need to provide your personal information to our accountants, auditors or lawyers.

We strive to limit the information we give these organisations to what they need to perform their services for us or provide products or services to you. We also enter into contracts with these organisations that require them to meet the privacy standards we set for ourselves in protecting your personal information and to comply with the Privacy Act use the personal information only for the specific service we ask them to perform or the product or service that we ask them to provide, and for no other purpose.

ACAM members’ names, membership grade, membership number and state of residence are available publicly through the Institute’s web site for the sole purpose of confirming ACAM membership.

Are your personal details secure?
The security of your personal details on the ACAM website will depend on both your actions and ours. When you use the website, we require you to take specific measures to protect against unauthorised access. They include, but are not limited to:

Establishing your password part of your access code on initial access to your personal profile;
Ensuring access codes given to you are secure;
Trying to memorise your access codes;
Not telling anyone of your access codes;
Not keeping your computer and undisguised access codes together;
Immediately telling us if you suspect the security of your access code(s) have been breached; and,
Immediately changing your access codes if any breach is suspected.
Where is your information stored?
ACAM’s web site and membership database are stored on secure computer servers located in Australia. Email contact information used for the distribution of newsletters and other information is stored on secure computer servers in the United States of America.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
ACAM reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time without notice. This Privacy Policy was last updated by ACAM in Dec 2015.

Further information
If you would like more information about this Privacy Policy or any other privacy related issue please contact ACAM’s Secretariat Officer.